Account Manager, W Lothian

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Sales
Location: W Lothian
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client is one of the UK’s leading Food brands. The Food Industry is very fast paced, demanding, and constantly developing, therefore the people the company looks to join them have a great personality and the drive to exceed the customers’ expectations.

A new vacancy has arisen to join the company’s busy team, the role available is an Account Manager and is situated in Central Scotland – a more specific location is available on the application. The Account Manager will work as part of a team who are focused on maintaining relationships and developing sales with current own brand label customers and securing contracts with new customers.

The Role:
? Managing sales to customers as designated by the Commercial Director and other Company Directors.
? Proactively contacting customers to maintain a high level of service, whilst identifying and exploiting opportunities for profitable growth.
? Maintaining current sales contacts
? Generating sales to existing customers.
? Securing new customers.
? Keeping accurate records.
? Developing and implementing key sales, promotional strategies and joint business plans with customers.
? Building strong relationships with retail buying teams.
? Negotiating prices.
? Introducing new products.
? Developing new business opportunities.
? Contributing to the overall commercial strategy and growth of the business.
? Undertaking tasks as directed by the Directors and/or Senior Managers.

The Candidate:
? Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
? A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
? A team player.
? Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development.
? Professional approach and attitude.
? Full driving licence is essential.
? The post holder must be willing to travel as and when it is required.

Education/Qualifications:
? An interest in the food industry is essential.
? Previous experience of working within the food industry would be advantageous.
? Previous sales or commercial experience is not essential as training will be provided.

What’s on offer?
• The opportunity to take on a role that is highly visible in a market leading company.
• From £40,000 (negotiable based on experience).

If you would like to be considered for this excellent opportunity, then please get in touch with Craig Russell ASAP. Upload your CV to apply or call me on 0131 226 5060 for more information.

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Craig Russell
craig.russell@drnewitt.com

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